KUALA LUMPUR: Amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 (Act 588) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1988 (Act 589) can help curb issues relating to race, religion and the royal institution (or 3Rs).
Communications and digital minister Fahmi Fadzil said that many matters in these Acts need to be updated in line with the vast advances in current technology.
“These amendments will involve engagement sessions with MPs.
“The ministry will study these amendments before they are tabled in Parliament in this session or at the latest next year.
Fahmi was a guest of a forum titled “Youth Empowerment Through Digital Platforms” in conjunction with the Youth Empowerment Fair 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.
During the forum, Fahmi also shared that the Malay rulers had expressed their views and advice on concerns about extremism during his recent audience with them.
This followed several incidents involving the 3Rs that could possibly affect public order and harmony in the country.
Fahmi said nearly all state religious councils had been instructed not to allow any politicking in mosques and suraus.
He said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission had reminded the public today to be careful when posting anything on social media on the 3Rs.